3 cups boiling water
2 tablespoons sugar
2 cups half and half
1 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
1. Dissolve Jell-O and sugar with boiling water in a medium size bowl until completely blended.
2. Stir in half and half, vanilla and sour cream.
3. Beat all ingredients until smooth.
4. Pour into 1 large or 2 small molds.
5. Chill until firm (overnight or for about 6 hours prior to serving).
6. ENJOY – Lemony, light and very refreshing, spells J-E-L-L-O
Have I told you before how some dishes taste even better 25 years later? If not, I am telling you now. This Creamy Lemon Jell-O dessert recipe was so old it had been typed by me on a typewriter, pre-computer days.
I love to revisit recipes that I loved long ago as much as I love creating new ones. I am not positive who gave this recipe to me, but I think it was Laurie, my friend and neighbor. Sometimes, you just have a craving for something and you have to feed that craving and this time, I was craving this lemon dessert.
I have two very wide, large binders that hold all of my typed recipes, separated alphabetically. The binders are my bibles. It took a long time to organize all the recipes I have written over the years and store them in these binders. If you go to my Banana Bread recipe in the binder, I literally have hand written in, on alternate pages, how to make Banana Bread using various amounts of bananas. Whether it is 1 or 10 bananas, I have the recipe altered on those pages surrounding the original recipe which calls for 2 bananas. All the little notes that cooks make on existing recipes are what can make or break a great recipe. The binders are like gold to me, because I couldn’t replace a lifetime of those cooking notes added to my recipes.
An old recipe is like an old letter, when reading it, a memory of a time and place is remembered and relived all over again and enjoyed!